Located mainly in commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals, schools and food production factories, fat traps are the most effective way of stopping fats, oils and grease from entering your drainage system and causing expensive blockages.
It is important to keep your fat traps maintained properly to avoid the unnecessary consequences of them failing because after all, sewer blockages, backups and fines are never fun to deal with.
Here at Elliott Environmental, we are experts in Fat Trap Maintenance in Sussex and can offer both a one-off clean and PPM contracts for sites of all sizes. With 35 years of experience working in the liquid waste removal industry, we will know exactly how to clean and maintain your fat traps effectively, with the minimum amount of disruption. For more information, be sure to get in contact with our team today, or alternatively, take a read below to see our do’s and don’ts of fat trap maintenance Sussex – they could just help make life much easier!
Do: Bring in the Professionals
Getting a hold of qualified professionals, such as those here at Elliott Environmental Drainage, will be your best solution when it comes to maintaining your fat traps properly. Attempting to do it yourself simply will not be a feasible option, especially with all of the legislation you’ll have to comply with. Whilst you may not think it’s worth spending the money, it certainly is – it’ll be a lot of hassle off your shoulders!
Don’t: Forget to Have Your Fat Trap Cleaned on a Regular Basis
Having a clean fat trap is vital for any commercial environment. You will need to have it emptied regularly – we recommend every three months, to ensure that it doesn’t overflow or break any health and safety regulations.
Do: Educate your Employees on the Procedures of Your Grease Trap
If you own a company that uses a grease trap, it will be your responsibility as an employer to ensure that all of your employees are familiar with the workings of your grease trap and can identify when it is full and needs to be emptied.
Don’t: Get Rid of Your Cleaning Records
It is extremely vital that you keep hold of all of your cleaning records, and every time the fat trap is emptied and cleaned you document it. You will need to document the date, the time, amount of grease removed, disposal method and the location. This may be needed by the relevant authorities to ensure that your company is keeping in line with all regulations.
Do: Use the Correct Sized Grease Trap
If your grease trap is too small, you could end up paying more to get it emptied more regularly than necessary, however, you do not want one that is too big as it will take longer to fill and it can be tempting to avoid emptying your fat trap as often as you should. Old grease and fat can cause bad odours to emit from the system, which is off-putting for both customers and employees.
Don’t: Use Cleaning Products to Clean Your Grease Trap
Cleaning your grease trap is something that should only be left to the experts. Attempting to use cleaning products that allegedly break down the fats, oils and grease in your trap may seem like a more convenient option, but these methods are not proven. Many of these products will not actually break down the fat, just separate it from the water. This leads to grease and fat flowing into the wastewater system and causing a potential blockage.
It’s always best to get a professional drainage company to empty and clean your fat trap properly.
Here at Elliott Drainage, we will be able to offer you the most cost-effective solutions to your liquid waste requirements. With over 35 years in the liquid waste removal industry, we will have the experience and expertise to clean and maintain your fat traps effectively. All our staff are trained to the highest levels in hygiene standards and will adhere completely to our iSO 9001 standards so you can be confident in our services.
If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or speak to a member of our team about our fat trap maintenance Sussex then please get in touch with a member of our expertly trained team today and we will be more than happy to help.